Britons do not even have ten minutes left without their cell phones, averaging every 12 minutes “looking at” their devices as reported on Thursday.
In the past decade, a culture of digital addiction has emerged, forty percent of adults are sure to check their phone in the first five minutes after the revival, according to a report from the British telecommunications oversight.
65 percent of people under the age of 35 are about to use their cellphone after waking up, and 60 percent use it for five minutes before bedtime.
Smartphones became widespread in the island, while in 2008 only 17 percent of people were in the public domain, and 78 percent nowadays. Among the 16 to 24-year-olds, even higher, 95 percent is among them.
According to the survey, 71 percent of people never turn off their phones, and 78 percent think they can not live without it.
According to information published annually by Ofcom, mobile phone calls lasted for the first time in 2017, people increasingly use Internet messaging services, such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messengers. Women use more of their phones than men, especially between the ages of 18 to 34.
“Over the past ten years, people’s lives have changed with the spread of smartphones, better access to the Internet, and new services. Whether it’s flexible work, news feed, or online shopping, we can do more things on the move than ever before.” – said Head of Market Research at Ofcom. Ian Macrae added, while many as their constant companion are highly regarded by smartphones, some feel the Internet overwhelming or, conversely, frustrating if they are not on the web.